By Arne Ness

Arne Naess is taken into account essentially the most very important philosophers of the 20th century. He has been a enormously prolific writer, but his works as an entire have remained mostly unavailable – beforehand. Springer made to be had for the 1st time, a definitive 10-volume selection of Arne Naess’s life’s works: the chosen Works of Arne Naess.

The chosen Works of Arne Naess (SWAN) offers a tremendous evaluation of Arne Naess’s considering and gives an intensive number of this prolific philosopher’s significant writings. a few of Naess’s most crucial guides have by no means earlier than been on hand in English. Many others are out of print. frequently, his papers have been released in vague and inaccessible journals. and since Naess has been so prolific, a lot of his most vital papers nonetheless stay unpublished. The booklet of SWAN makes Naess’s paintings extra absolutely available to students, scholars, and critics alike.

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But in the autumn of 1948 the longing for the mountains pushed aside all sensible considerations. For the first time since I was twelve years old, I had to do without a summer holiday in the mountains. The safety valve guarding one against exaggerated climbing expeditions was thus removed. Added to this came the great disappointment in my own work. Lured by UNESCO’s plans of philosophical research into international ideological conflicts, I had been tied up in Paris for nine months. Such large-scale extravagant schemes prove, however, impracticable.

In the early stages of the project Naess and I worked together closely, intimately. In my effort to eliminate errors and to enhance readability, flow, and clarity of argument, I brought Naess question after tedious question when I first embarked on the project (particularly when I was in Norway as a Fulbright Scholar in 1996). After working through several manuscripts, Naess decided to place the remainder of the responsibility for revising and editing the manuscripts in my hands. We have made our best effort to reconcile inconsistencies, make corrections, and chase down incomplete bibliographic references (in most cases no bibliographies existed for the original works).

One of the primary root causes, Naess asserts, is the widespread disjunction between people’s core beliefs and their actions. People, in general, neither comprehend how their practices and everyday lifestyle choices harm the environment, nor recognize how these consequences may be in direct conflict with their core beliefs—this is the primary weakness of the shallow approach. A crucial, underlying hypothesis of the deep approach is that teasing out the presumed inconsistencies between an individual’s actions and his or her fundamental beliefs, while possibly engendering serious ancillary conflict along the way, will ultimately generate progress toward ecocultural sustainability.

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